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But given the amount already dumped unfiltered and the toxicity of this water is it really too much to ask that they put a few of these filters in series? Subsequent ones should be quicker and cheaper to build and it is not really high tech stuff. Even with effectiveness declining over the useful life of the zeolite, four filters in series would reduce the concentration of cesium to around 5%. Of course, the power to run the pumps could be a problem for TEPCO. They might have to set up fossil fuel based generators on site instead of drawing power from an already starved grid. Better just to poison the oceans.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Jun 11th, 2011 at 10:15:44 AM EST
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